TRIBE

Reunion

Greg's Take

--It's cool and gratifying that people still remember the band and the music we made. It freaks me out after all these years to still bump into people who were fans.

--I called Eric and Terri, who appear to have pretty much the same attitude about a reunion as I do, which is as follows:

--No one has talked to Janet in years, so we don't have any idea about her whereabouts or interest level.

--Of the three of us, none is philosophically opposed to the idea, but it would have to be a good, non-lame reunion, which would require a level of work and commitment that none of us is capable of at present. For better or worse, Tribe wasn't really the sort of band that could rehearse a couple times and pull off a decent set. Just reconstituting the arrangements and getting everyone's instrumental and vocal chops together would be an incredible amount of work, which isn't likely to happen anytime soon.

Eric and Terri have a baby daughter and high-intensity game industry jobs, and I'm in a similar situation, with 2 boys and multiple game projects to manage. There is no way we could do a reunion justice at this point in time, even if Janet was up for it.

--Sorry to throw cold water on the reunion initiative, but there you have it. In the future -- who knows? It would be fun to play those songs again.

--While I'm posting, here's a few factoids that might interest Tribe fans:

--Eric has built a career as a top-tier game music composer and sound effects designer, and has done some amazing scores in various musical genres for some major titles over the last 8 years or so. If you don't play computer games, you won't really come across his stuff, but it is worth checking out. Some of the stuff he's done:

Thief 1/2/3 (3 is not out yet, but should be out this fall)
System Shock 2 (creepiest game ever)
Freedom Force

--Terri has done level design, scriptwriting and voice-over work for bunch of different titles, most prominently the System Shock and Thief series, which she is still involved with. She did the voice-acting for one of the most renowned villains in computer-game history, the evil, insane Shodan from System Shock 1 and 2.

--I'm in a band! Well, sort of a band; we're still writing songs and rehearsing, at a pretty relaxed pace. If we get to the point where we do a show, I'll post here. It's not particularly Tribe-like, but it's really fun to play again, after not having done so for many years.

--Greg from Tribe (Sep 11 2003, 11:23 AM) from The Noise Message Board

 

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